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EXCEL

In Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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EXCEL aims to increase student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) during the first two years of college by connecting UCF students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and creating a learning community to support discovery and engagement. Science and Engineering subjects require that students have a strong mathematics foundation. EXCEL is structured to help students hone their math skills to easily master material in their STEM discipline.


EXCEL by the numbers

First Year
92%
First-Year retention to the University (81% in STEM)
Graduate
Graduation
53%
increase in STEM graduation of EXCEL students over their matched cohort
Research
1018
EXCEL students have participated in mentored undergraduate research
Learning Community
5395
students have been an active part of the EXCEL STEM learning community

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Gems - EXCEL females are connected with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Mentoring

EXCEL females are connected with a strong upper division mentor who offers the necessary guidance to guarantee a smooth transition from high school to college in your first year at UCF.

Undergraduate Research

Eligible students will be paired with an EXCEL faculty mentor to conduct research during the spring semester of the second year.

Excel tutoring Center

EXCEL Tutoring Center

Students have access to free math and science tutoring at the Center, which is staffed by our Teaching Assistants and undergraduate tutors.

Spotlight

Mariana Sorroza

Mariana is a Mechanical Engineering major who came to UCF because it is a leading university in engineering and engineering had always been a huge

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Events

Events

Welcome to UCF and EXCEL/COMPASS! Here is your chance to get to know other students in the program, pick up your EXCEL/COMPASS t-shirt and find your class building/rooms in preparation for the start of classes. Dessert (Jeremiah's!!!!) will be provided at…
The GEMS Mentors are sponsoring a program kick-off where you will get to know your mentor and the other mentees associated with the GEMS program. It will be a lot fun – Come ready to mix, mingle and indulge in…
Welcome to UCF and COMPASS! This is a great opportunity to get to know other students in the program and meet your mentors. 

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